Proposed features/Telecom distribution points
|Telecom distribution points|
|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Definition:||Introduce telecom distribution points mapping with brand new telecom=distribution_point|
Distribution points (722-12-19) are piece of equipment allowing to connect individuals and households to telecom local loops. They are often installed in the street, basements or on top of poles.
As visible, permanent and ubiquitous features, it may be interesting to add them in OSM with a reviewed tagging. Several concepts already exists and are useful to define how : location=*, support=*, telecom=* and telecom:medium=*.
It is proposed to introduce telecom=distribution_point to map all those small boxes with their refs and properties.
This key is intended for nodes only.
For sake of precision, relevancy and One_feature,_one_OSM_element principle, each box seen on ground should get its dedicated .
Pretty simple to map: look for such distribution points, put a node on their exact location and tag them with following tagging
|telecom||distribution_point||The distribution point should be mapped with a||mandatory|
|telecom:medium||copper, fibre or coaxial||The type of local loop it is used to.||recommended|
|ref||<reference>||Reference of the point as seen on ground if applicable.||recommended|
|operator||<operator>||The name of the company that operates the distribution point.||recommended|
|owner||<owner>||The name of the organization which has the ownership of the equipment (State or local administritive organisation for example)||optional|
|support||pedestal, pole,...||Support holding the distribution point box. They are usually installed on dedicated concrete pedestal, poles or walls.||optional|
|capacity||<number>||Amount of connections the point can reach. Usually 1, 7, 14 or 20||optional|
|location||underground, overground or overhead||Location of the distribution point. useful to indicate a ladder or a pod is required to get access to it||optional|
|manufacturer||<company>||Name of the company that provide the box of the distribution point||optional|
No keys are planned to be replaced in this proposal.
|France||A very common French telecom distribution point in a white box. Such points can connect up to 7 customers to local loop copper distribution cables|
|France||The same box as the copper one upside, intended for newer fibre networks to the house (FTTH). Distinction between copper and fibre comes from the ISO7010-W004 (laser beam) symbol and nature of cables coming inside. It's written on them that it's G657 fibre and proper ref on green tags confirms it.|
|France||A copper distribution point on the top of a pole|